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PPG, Auto Claim Solutions partner to integrate software platforms

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April 3, 2012—PPG Industries has partnered with Auto Claim Solutions, a vehicle repair information company, to provide collision centers with an advanced integrated repair management system.

Through the partnership, PPG’s PaintManager program is now integrated with Auto Claim Solutions’ Repair Tracker Interactive body shop management system to increase productivity and efficiency for collision repair shops.

PPG’s PaintManager is a platform that combines computerized color mixing with reporting and tracking features. Auto Claim Solutions’ Repair Tracker Interactive management system is an Internet-based application that provides direct data access and real-time communication between customers, repair facilities and insurance companies. PPG said integration of the two programs allows for a flow of critical data to monitor and manage body shop repair and paint procedures more efficiently.

“This arrangement is part of our commitment to make certain PPG customers receive the most advanced applications to ensure improved paint operation performance,” said Mary Kimbro, global color director for PPG. “We’re very pleased our companies worked together to integrate these innovative systems. We designed PaintManager for compatibility with any body shop management system, and Repair Tracker Interactive has proven to be an excellent match for it. Collision shops using the integrated system will benefit greatly from the improved workflow efficiency, materials management usage, and ultimately their financial performance.”

“Shops using Repair Tracker Interactive have found it to be an extremely user-friendly system while providing the functionality and flexibility expected of a collision management program,” said Tim Hoover, managing director of Auto Claim Solutions, based in Arlington, Texas. “It’s been available for seven years with all the advanced functions shops want and need to improve their processes and add to their bottom line. Now, by linking it to PPG’s PaintManager, we’ve made it all that much more rewarding.”=

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